Formula 1 News

Hamilton “In a better place.”

The Ex-McLaren man insists he is in a better place, despite playing down Mercedes’ pre-season testing form.
Thursday, March 14, 2013

March 14th, 2013 (F1plus/Jacob Polychronis).- New Mercedes GP driver, Lewis Hamilton, has explained the apparent ease of switching teams for the 2013 season at Thursday’s press conference.

After being questioned how different his life is, the Briton responded:

“It’s not that much different. It’s put me in a better place. Just settling into the team pretty well. – As time goes on I think I’m getting more and more confortable in the team.”

Hamilton was not entirely convincing when explaining his happiness at Mercedes though, struggling to highlight the thing he has most appreciated after moving to Mercedes. Eventually, Hamilton explained that spending “a little bit more time at home” has made him feel more comfortable. Regardless, there was certainly no emphatic display of satisfaction at his presence in the Mercedes garage.

Reason for this is arguably the lack of expectation out of Mercedes’ F1 W04. Despite the fact that they enjoyed a successful final week of testing in Barcelona, Hamilton remained downbeat. Upon being asked if he was more excited after testing, Hamilton responded:

“Not particularly any more excited I think. You can’t really take too much from the tests.”

Hamilton has enjoyed a career enriched with opportunities for Grand Prix victories. Although Mercedes GP certainly is a team with future potential, Hamilton’s comments and general demeanour does not illustrate a man whom has access to the same opportunities.     

Your Comments

 
F1plusStore

F1 Standings

Drivers
Teams
1 Lewis Hamilton 384
2 Nico Rosberg 317
3 Daniel Ricciardo 238
4 Valtteri Bottas 186
5 Sebastian Vettel 167
6 Fernando Alonso 159
1 Mercedes 701
2 Red Bull Racing 405
3 Williams F1 320
4 Ferrari 214
5 McLaren 187
6 Sahara Force India 152

View complete standings table »

F1plusStore

Last F1 Race

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Yas Island, Yas Marina Circuit
1
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
2
Felipe Massa
Williams F1
3
Valtteri Bottas
Williams F1
Fastest Lap

Daniel Ricciardo
1'44.496s

Pole Position

Nico Rosberg

View all »

 

Follow Us